~~Mary Elizabeth McKeown, age 61 of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 30, 2016.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Parish, 234 Southern Boulevard in Chatham on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Martyr Cemetery, Madison. Friends are invited to visit at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham on Friday June 3rd, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
A beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, Marybeth was born at St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark, and lived Cooperstown, NY, Cedar Grove, Wayne, and Morristown before moving to Chatham NJ in 1991. She was a graduate of Montclair State University and received her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1988. Marybeth worked for The Prudential Insurance Company of America for nearly 38 years. Starting as a Claims Trainee, Marybeth retired as a Director of Marketing in 2014. Marybeth faithfully attended Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Chatham.
Marybeth taught us to enjoy life, to have fun, and how to love. A devoted mother, her three daughters were her greatest joy. She was friend to many as her unfailing support and encouragement could always be counted on. Her laugh and flair for storytelling were legendary. Her kindness knew no bounds. Marybeth touched and enriched everyone she met. Marybeth was predeceased by her father, Paul F. Murray and her mother Eileen Q. Murray. Surviving are her husband John of 24 years; 3 daughters, Lauren Elizabeth Brown (nee Boniface) and her husband Eric, Elizabeth Gervaise McKeown, and Margaret Elizabeth McKeown; her sisters Nancy Kegelman and husband Harry, Eileen Helfrich and husband Gregory, her brother Paul Murray and wife Margaret. She also cherished her nieces and nephews; Nancy, Harry, and Paul Kegelman, Gregory, Stephen, and Amanda Helfrich.
A heartfelt thanks to her many dear friends whose prayers and support meant everything to her.
The family requests in lieu of flowers please make a donation to in Marybeth McKeown’s memory to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, “ https://donations.bcrfcure.org/donate-now “
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